D.Mass.: Police had no affirmative duty to allow def to call for help to remove car to avoid inventory

Police had no duty to let defendant call somebody to come and get his car rather than it be inventoried. “But WPD’s policy and practice plainly do not dictate that officers affirmatively inquire about the availability of a third-party driver. Nor does the law impose such a requirement. The First Circuit has clearly stated that ‘law enforcement officials are not required to give arrestees the opportunity to make arrangements for their vehicles when deciding whether impoundment is appropriate.’” United States v. Hardy, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 147076 (D. Mass. Aug. 29, 2019).

The parties are directed to brief whether defendant’s privacy settings on his Facebook account give him standing he wouldn’t otherwise have. United States v. Chavez, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 147023 (W.D.N.C. Aug. 29, 2019).*

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